Museums in Cambridgeshire News no. 78 (17 January 2017)

Dear Colleague

There is an exceptionally long list of news this week!

  1. Wisbech Museum is advertising the post of Project manager for the HLF-funded ‘Fit for the Future’ project, closing date 17 February. Details of the post are attached. Last week the Museum and the project featured on Anglia TV at Search : wisbech museum | Anglia – ITV News.
  2. The David Parr House is advertising for a Project Manager and Audiences & Learning Manager for the HLF-funded ‘Life and Art in a Workers House’ project, closing date 9 February.  Further information can be found on their website news section .
  3. The Museum of Cambridge is advertising two posts (Project Manager and Assistant) for their Esmée Fairbairn-funded ‘Tracing Traditions’ project, closing dates 27 January. Details are at and
  4. The SHARE Children and Young People conference is at Ely Cathedral on 7 February. Details are at I shall be wearing my winter woollies!
  5. Congratulations to the Norris Museum on being awarded £50,000 from the SHARE Ready to Borrow programme. The deadline for applications to round two is 26 May at click here and there are complementary small grants at click here.
  6. Just a reminder of the excellent-looking SHARE fundraising event on 24 January at Introduction to Fundraising – Peterborough .
  7. Peterborough Museum is also selling a fascinating children’s booklet called ‘Issy and the Leedsichthys’, (see attached).
  8. If you’ve wanted to know how to improve your ‘pitch’ to businesses and other organisations consider the ACE-funded ‘Pitch Perfect’ training at Huntingdon on 8-9 February, details at .
  9. The Museums and Universities Partnership Initiative has an event at the Fitzwilliam Museum on 21 February. To book visit:
  10. The latest newsletter of the British Association of Friends of Museums is attached.
  11. Finally you may like to look at this useful and self-explanatory blog at